Uttanasana or forward bend pose provides a great stretch to the legs and it improves flexibility of the spine. It is considered an inversion, so a fresh supply of blood is brought to the head as you bend forward making it an energizing pose for the mind.
Stretches the legs
Tones the abdomen
Massages the digestive organs
Stretches the arms
Releases tension from the back
Energizes the mind
Releases nervous tensions and symptoms of stress and anxiety
Contraindications: (consult this pose with your general medical practitioner if you have the following)
*As this is considered an inversion pose by bringing the head down, always ensure you get out of the pose very gently. Do not rush out of the pose and get all the way up.